Steelers hoping pressure blueprint can slow down…

The constant variable in each of Tom Brady's AFC championship game losses has been when he's faced a defense that's managed to apply pressure up front and forced him into quick decisions in the pocket

Matchups for the NFC championship game

Matchups for the NFC championship game between the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons

Falcons don't belong in such elite company? Guess again.

If you're wondering what the Falcons are doing in the NFL's version of the Final Four with the Patriots, Steelers and Packers, you aren't alone

Matchups for the AFC championship game

Matchups for the AFC championship game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots

Watson among 103 to give up eligibility to enter NFL draft

For the second straight year, more than 100 college players are giving up eligibility to enter the NFL draft

Column: If Raiders' move approved, fans should boycott team

Column: #BoycottTheRaiders: In the height of arrogance, even for the NFL, the Raiders want to move to Las Vegas but play in Oakland for up to three more years.

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Ravens linebacker Orr retires at 24 with spinal…

Ravens linebacker Zachary Orr has announced his retirement after learning he has a herniated disc and a congenital spinal condition

The low-cost contributors on each of the NFL's…

The construction of a Super Bowl team starts and stops with a championship-caliber quarterback

Spring League invites Rice, Manziel, adds former NFL players

An independent football league debuting in April is embracing high-profile NFL players who were shunned, extending invitations to Johnny Manziel and Ray Rice and lining up several former draft picks with the promise of a shot to display their talent

Former Jets star Gastineau says he has several health issues

Former New York Jets sack-dancing star Mark Gastineau says he is suffering from several health issues caused from years of playing football

Falcons' Shanahan will have another meeting with…

Kyle Shanahan plans to talk again with the San Francisco 49ers about their head coaching vacancy, with all signs pointing to the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator landing the job

Bills agree to hire Rick Dennison as offensive coordinator

Newly hired Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott is turning his offense over to former Denver Broncos coordinator Rick Dennison

Julio Jones says sprained toe won't keep him out…

Julio Jones says sprained toe won't keep him out vs. Packers

Raiders file papers to move from Oakland to Las Vegas

The Oakland Raiders have filed paperwork to move to Las Vegas. Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak told The Associated Press on Thursday that he spoke with the Raiders

Bay Area investors still working to keep Raiders in Oakland

Oakland civic leaders and deep-pocketed investors fighting to keep the Raiders from moving insist they are still in the game despite team owner Mark Davis formally applying to the NFL to relocate to Las Vegas

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Bell & Blount's friendship transcends abrupt exit

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell and New England counterpart LeGarrette Blount remain in constant contact more than two years removed from Blount's abrupt exit with the Steelers

Roethlisberger hoping to play up to Brady's "gold…

Ben Roethlisberger considers Tom Brady the "gold standard" of NFL quarterbacks

4 QBs left have unique talents _ but they also have flaws

As good as Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan are, they do make mistakes

Steelers WR Antonio Brown apologizes for…

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has apologized for livestreaming video from the team's locker room following its win over Kansas City

Falcons WR Julio Jones misses practice with toe…

Falcons All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones was held out of practice on Wednesday after aggravating his sprained toe in Saturday's playoff win over Seattle

Who is that? Falcons' Gabriel, others make their marks

Taylor Gabriel has emerged as a pleasant surprise at wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons

Cowboys' Jerry Jones says he alone will decide Romo's future

Cowboys' Jerry Jones says he alone will decide Romo's future, with 'several cards to be played'

Packers-Falcons NFC matchup expected to produce…

The Georgia Dome may not be big enough to hold the high-scoring offenses of the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers

Ryan's resume still has 1 glaring hole: a Super Bowl title

With his greatest season, Ryan has guided the Atlanta Falcons within two wins of their first Super Bowl title, a tantalizing chance to fill the most glaring hole on his resume

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Beckham tops NFLer on Twitter, Kaepernick 49th

Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr., had the most engagement on Twitter among NFL players this season, while Colin Kaepernick was only a surprising 49th

High-octane offenses in title games. This should be fun.

The conference championship teams feature big-time offenses _ yes, we know, the Steelers didn't look like one in the red zone last weekend _ that could turn the scoreboards into tote machines